|40" x 40"|
The scraps were from a quilt my daughter started years ago. Yet another start from her that never made it to the finish line. I've taken on her WIP's as if they were my own. Her original quilt is next up for machine quilting ~ That would be Take #1 in this series!
There was so much fabric to play with for this quilt!! Some corners, triangles, strips. I like a good challenge and was determined to use her pieces to see where it would lead me. I followed her lead on the design of my Take #2 quilt. Not exactly, but it gave me a starting point.
The fabric is a combination of Shot Cottons and Gee's Bend Cottons. I don't know if the Gee's Bend fabric is available any longer, they are a lot like hand dyed fabric with subtle inconsistencies throughout.
Let's not forget about that beautiful Anna Maria Horner floral! Centerpiece from the Garden Party Collection. I love the colors and it is gorgeous with all those solids!
So, I began. I pulled out the HST's and arranged the center square until I was happy with it.
This is the first 'medallion' style of quilt I've done. Building around the center one piece at a time with not much planning is mind boggling! Plus, you know...I was determined to use every piece I could!
The center is 12" x 12".
Continuing to build, I added another round. The corner squares are 6", and paired with a three color panel of strips.
Lastly, I added a gold shot cotton frame and finished it off with the floral. It can be nerve wracking designing a quilt as you go! Would I do it any other way?!
Our first snow of the year (hopefully last) was not going by without a photo shoot! It was a blustery cold day, but I wasn't going to let that stop me!
The back is all Anna Maria Horner! My daughter bought yards of this print and who am I to turn down fabric...especially AMH?!
I used a combination of free motion and straight line quilting for the final piece to the puzzle.
I am in love with the color combination and wish I could take full credit for it! Thank you Britt for that and for the beautiful stack of scraps...should I thank her for letting me finish her WIP's? What are mothers for?!
Which brings me to my Take #3 quilt. This mini from the scraps of the scraps. I'm wondering what else I can make with the other scraps? Maybe a mini mini quilt!! Seriously, this has got to stop!!
|15 1/2" x 15 1/2"|
Hopefully Take #1 will be finished too!
I easily get fixated on a pile of scraps. My fear is they will never be used. Like a dog with a bone, I become determined to use every last one, usually in a marathon quilting session.
How do you handle your scraps? Do you set them aside for later, do you need to use them or lose them? The mind of a quilter! Complicated to say the least!!